Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


The purpose of this study is to compare two different marketed PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) designs. Clotting rates, procedural bleeding and ease of catheter insertion will be compared. It is hypothesized that the non-tapered design has a lower clotting rate and is easier to place than the tapered design. Bleeding rates are expected to be about the same.


Inclusion Criteria: - All inpatients, age 18 to 90, in need of de novo central venous access with a double lumen catheter indication of > 2 weeks - Informed consent and HIPAA consent forms discussed and signed by patient or their authorized representative Exclusion Criteria: - Skin related problems around the insertion site (infection, phlebitis, scars) - History of mastectomy/axillary dissection on insertion side - Coagulopathy with an INR of > 2.0 - Thrombocytopenia with platelets < 25,000 uL - Renal insufficiency with a creatinine of > 3.0 mg/dL - Documented current upper extremity or central venous thrombosis - Hypercoagulable states (protein C or S deficiency, AT-III deficiency, lupus anticoagulant) - Catheters needed for therapy within less than an hour (emergent placement not allowing sufficient time for proper research consent and randomization) - Patient has already been enrolled in this research study - Life expectancy less than 1 month



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Maxim Itkin, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.